Civil War Flags


The flags of Illinois Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery regiments were carried by Illinois soldiers through the most famous battles of the Civil War. At the end of the War the majority of the flags were returned to the State and are now in Memorial Hall (Hall of Flags) in the Howlett building in Springfield. The flags carried by the men were called regimental flags, national flags, standards and guidons. This web site displays photos of these Illinois colors by branch of service and regiment and includes additional information about Civil War flags in general and the history of individual Illinois flags where known.

Also included in this site are Confederate flags captured by Illinois soldiers.

Read about what has been done and what needs to be done to preserve the historical treasures.

Notes from the Illinois Military Flags Commission

April 30, 2002

Thank you to Parkland College Library for their assistance in researching materials on this site.

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